Open day is full of classic memories
ACARE home held a classic car show on Saturday (June 20) which ‘got a really good response’ as elderly gentlemen were able to relive their memories.
Chalfont Lodge Care Home, in Chalfont St Peter, held the event for the second time as part of a nationwide care home open day scheme.
Hayley Clark, one of the activities co- ordinators, said: “It went really well. We got a really good response, it particularly nice because a lot of gentlemen really enjoyed it.” She added: “A lot of people were reminiscing about the various different cars.
“It was a really nice opportunity for them to relive their youth and go back to the memories of days gone by.”
Luckily for Miss Clark “the weather just held out,” with one man even leaving his classic Jaguar there for the day after seeing the sign on the side of the road.
People were also able to take part in quizzes and car themed games as 60s car film The Italian Job played in the background, which, according to Miss Clark, “went well”.
SHOWCASE: Above, Doug Townsend and Pauline Ponting. Right, Emma Stobbie and her 1933 Morris 10
DISPLAY: George de Veer and Maggie, left, and Jean and Lucy Perkins, far left